I consider myself somewhat of an interdisciplinary scholar; my background includes the fields of literary theory and analysis, classical music performance, and immigration law. As a teacher, experienced musician, and seasoned writer, I thoroughly understand the multifaceted role that written communication serves in both personal and professional life.
As a student of the humanities, I earned bachelor’s degrees in both English literature and music performance from UCLA. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to pursue these areas of study at the collegiate level, allowing me to hone my literary and communicative skills in written, spoken, and musical form. After graduating, I spent four years as a paralegal in the field of immigration law. I fulfilled the duties of both a case manager and a legal writer.
In my role as an educator, I have gained the ability to use concrete examples and clear instructions to work with students of all ages. With my English students, I work to demystify complex literary terms and techniques; to impress upon students the importance of shaping a narrative with purpose, clarity, and pathos; and to encourage students to develop their own voice and maintain a level of credibility in their writing. With my elementary and middle school students, I believe in establishing solid foundations in written and spoken communication as well as mathematical understanding. Above all else, I strive to offer gentle guidance and support to all students, and I constantly strive to convey my love of language in the teaching methods I employ.